Casemiro and Karim Benzema gave the victory to Real Madrid against Granada (2-0) on Wednesday in La Liga, but arbitration decisions were still in favor of the Merengues.
In the aftermath of Atlético’s success against Real Sociedad (0-2), the real Madrid replied by winning during the coming of Grenade (2-0), Wednesday evening, as part of the 15th day of La Liga. The formation of Zinédine Zidane is therefore tied with the Colchoneros, who however have two games less.
But, as against Eibar (1-3), last Sunday, the success against the Andalusians is marred by one or even two arbitration controversies. 3 days ago, a ball blocked by the hand of Sergio Ramos in the area had not been penalized, while the score was still 2-1. This Wednesday, it is first a charge from Casemiro on Yangel Herrera, on an eccentric free kick, which was reviewed without giving a penalty (45th + 1).
“KB9” at the top!
It was the same Brazilian defensive midfielder who then opened the scoring. Marco Asensio, who had just found the post with a superb recovery of the heel (55th), sent a perfect cross for a smashed header from Casemiro (57th). Except that, 15 minutes, a counter of the Auriverde’s arm, on a strike from Jorge Molina, could have given a penalty to Granada, except that the video referees did not give a penalty (74th).
It was only in extra time that the Merengues made the break at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano, thanks to Karim Benzema, from a shot deflected by an opponent (93rd). “KB9” joins Iago Aspas and Gerard Moreno at the top of the scorers standings with 8 goals.
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